About this site

Why

This site was created to improve upon an existing vergeside pickup map that was created by Matt McGlew in 2011. The map proved to be very popular, and at the time of writing has been viewed over 500,000 times. However, I saw an opportunity to improve upon this map in couple of ways:

I was looking for a small project (famous last words) that benefits the community to take on in my spare time and this seemed like a great match.

Data

The pickup dates and pickup areas has been pulled from individual council websites as well as from Nearmaps. The difficult part was determining pickup areas, especially for larger councils who don't provide a pickup map on their website.

Councils

Over time, more councils are moving to using skip bins instead of periodic vergeside pickups. Listed below are councils who do have vergeside pickups, along with a link to their webpage about bulk waste collection.

Council Bulk Waste Webpage
City of Canning City of Canning Bulk Waste Information
City of Cockburn City of Cockburn Bulk Waste Information
City of Fremantle City of Fremantle Bulk Waste Information
City of Gosnells City of Gosnells Bulk Waste Information
City of Mandurah City of Mandurah Bulk Waste Information
City of Melville City of Melville Bulk Waste Information
City of Nedlands City of Nedlands Bulk Waste Information
City of Perth City of Perth Bulk Waste Information
City of Rockingham City of Rockingham Bulk Waste Information
City of South Perth City of South Perth Bulk Waste Information
City of Subiaco City of Subiaco Bulk Waste Information
City of Swan City of Swan Bulk Waste Information
City of Vincent City of Vincent Bulk Waste Information
City of Wanneroo City of Wanneroo Bulk Waste Information
Shire of Mundaring Shire of Mundaring Bulk Waste Information
Shire of Peppermint Grove Shire of Peppermint Grove Bulk Waste Information
Shire of Serpentine Shire of Serpentine Bulk Waste Information
Town of Bassendean Town of Bassendean Bulk Waste Information
Town of Cambridge Town of Cambridge Bulk Waste Information
Town of Claremont Town of Claremont Bulk Waste Information
Town of Cottesloe Town of Cottesloe Bulk Waste Information
Town of East Fremantle Town of East Fremantle Bulk Waste Information
Town of Kwinana Town of Kwinana Bulk Waste Information
Town of Mosman Park Town of Mosman Park Bulk Waste Information
Town of Victoria Park Town of Victoria Park Bulk Waste Information

Councils using skip bins or another disposal method:

Etiquette

We live in a throwaway society and reusing things thrown out by others is a step in the right direction. However, there are some valid criticisms with collecting stuff from other people's verges. Some rules to abide by: